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Neither a cookbook, nor a beginners guide.
on 3 June 2011
If you are capable of going out and buying food, then this book is not for you. This book is nothing more than a collection of the recipes you'll often find plastered on the back of food items.
This book may be of some use to you if you've lived such a ridiculously sheltered life that you don't know how to boil an egg or how to cook broccoli, but again, at least half of this info will be on the back of the packet of the food you're buying.
There are some good things in here, but a good 75% of it is bilge. The layout is poor and the text is vapid in its attempts to be "hip."
Look, seriously, if you're on Amazon, I can only assume you have the internet. Just Google "How to poach an egg" and save yourself the hassle. If you want real recipes, for example curries, they do feature in this book, but you can do a lot better for you money and won't have to sift through instructions for putting tomato puree and cheese on a pizza base.